The Council’s Defense and Security Task Force aims to foster improved relations between Brazil and the United States to help ensure the growth of Brazil’s defense and security capabilities, creating opportunities for U.S. companies.
To foster progress in the bilateral relationship, the task force has outlined a list of actionable, results-oriented policy recommendations for both countries:
- Leverage the Defense Industry Dialogue as a platform to advance private sector priorities and business opportunities in these areas:
- Commercial and industrial partnership.
- Technology transfer, export control, and compliance.
- Mutual recognition of military production certification.
- Regulatory and industrial policy.
- Support revision of Law 12.598/2012, specifically the definition of a strategic defense company, to allow U.S. companies to better participate in public bids for the purchase and/or development of defense products and systems.
- Support the Brazilian National Congress’ approval of PDC 424/2016, the Air Transport Agreement (ASA or Open Skies).
- Support advancing discussions on a Technology Safeguards Agreement (TSA) as a preliminary step toward a robust bilateral space cooperation agenda.
- Promote easing U.S. export control measures for military and dual-use products, services, and technologies being exported to Brazil.
- Applaud the Brazilian and U.S. governments for committing to advancing the Aviation Partnership and efforts to align private sector expertise with investment opportunities.
- Support the resumption of the Defense Cooperation Dialogue, which serves as a platform for both governments to increase their engagement on defense and security issues at the highest political level.
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